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Title: Studying English People in Scotland
Authors: McIntosh, Ian
Robertson, Douglas
Sim, Duncan
Contact Email: d.s.robertson@stir.ac.uk
Citation: McIntosh I, Robertson D & Sim D (2008) Studying English People in Scotland. In: English people in Scotland: An invisible minority, Lampeter, Ceredigion: The Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 1-13.
Keywords: English
Scots
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Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press
Abstract: At the present time following devolution, when there is a growing sense of ‘being Scottish’ for Scots, what is it like to be English in Scotland? This is a major issue in Scotland, yet very little research has been done. English people interviewed for this book relate how anti-English attitudes can impinge on their daily lives. English people who have settled in Scotland increasingly identify with their adopted country, but small differences in the way they are treated can make them feel like permanent outsiders, making it impossible to integrate even if they want to. There is no overt racism as with some other minorities, but hearing an English accent raises a moral panic among some Scots. Reinforcing the myths and stereotypes of the English as colonial invaders, an English accent – and especially a middle-class southern one – was shown to set off powerful anxieties about national weakness, political dominations, economic colonisation and cultural insecurity on the part of Scots.
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Type: Part of book or chapter of book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/3241
URL: http://www.mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=7450&pc=9
Affiliation: Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology
Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology
University of Stirling

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